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Patrolman Henry Grady Martin, Jr. | Florence Police Department, South Carolina Florence Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman

Henry Grady Martin, Jr.

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, December 27, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by another officer

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Patrolman Martin was shot and killed by a jail prisoner. Three officers had entered the prisoner's cell to quiet the prisoner, who was creating a disturbance. Another officer saw that the prisoner had a gun and drew his, but the prisoner was able to shoot all three officers before being killed.

Patrolman Martin had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, three sisters, and a brother.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 27, 2011

 

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